Sunday, 22 January 2012
Shanghai Maglev Train, China
The Shanghai Maglev Train is a magnetic levitation train, or maglev line that operates in Shanghai, China. It is the first commercially operated high speed magnetic levitation line in the world. The train line was designed to connect Shanghai Pudong International Air Port and the outskirts of central Pudong where passengers could interchange to the Shanghai Metro. Construction of the line began in 1 March 2001 and public commercial service commenced on 1 January 2004. The top operational commercial speed of this train is 431 km/h making it the world's fastest train in regular commercial services.